Peter Kentoš, Mikuláš Pura, Peter Vaňuga
Anorexia nervosa (AN) is a disorder that in its fully developed form requires not only psychiatric therapy but also the interventions of many other physicians. Strict restriction diets often associated with compulsive exercise and in some patients with „purging type of behavior“, result in sustaining low body weight. Disorder usually starts in adolescence. Lack of nutrition substances in the period of hormonal and growth changes results in the disturbances of cardiovascular, hemopoietic, gastrointestinal, nervous, endocrine system and bone metabolism. Defects result from the organism adaptation to malnutrition; they are reversible after the restoring of food intake. We propose a review of secondary endocrinopathies in the patients affected with the eating disorders.